Concerned at the UK Government’s intentions to review the human rights framework and judicial review, we have come together to state:
While every system could be improved, and protecting rights and freedoms for all is a balancing act, our Human Rights Act is a proportionate and well-drafted protection for the fundamental liberties and responsibilities of everyone in this country.
The Act guarantees the rights to free speech and expression, to life, to liberty, to security, to privacy, to assembly, and to freedom of religion or belief. It prohibits torture and guarantees fair trials and the rule of law.
Judicial review is an indispensable mechanism for individuals to assert those rights and freedoms against the power of the state.
Find out more about the campaign to protect the Human Rights Act and the right to judicial review at humanrightsact.org.uk